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  • Item #: 003546
    ISBN: 9780980170801
    Retail: $34.99
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    Everyone in your family will be able to benefit from these drawing lessons which approach the skill of drawing in bite-size, incremental steps. The CD-ROM contains 30 lessons, each resulting in the same basic project, but with slightly different directions for students in grades in the grammar stage (grades 1-4), the logic stage (grades 5-8), and the rhetoric stage (grades 9-12). In the grammar stage, the author expects that students will learn basic color theory, basic shapes and lines, basic shading and shadowing techniques, and the ability to imitate styles of classic artists. Objectives for the logic stage are similar as for the grammar stage, but with the expectation that the older student will develop more sophisticated skills and understanding in color theory, shading and shadowing. By the rhetoric stage, students should be learning composition, advanced color theory, advanced shading and shadowing techniques as well as developing their own individual style in their art. Although the lessons can be used for class, co-op, or home use, no artistic experience on the teacher's part is required. The author suggests that as the teacher, you will probably want to do the lesson yourself before class, and perhaps do it along with them during class. The lessons are designed to take about an hour to complete, and the author suggests a pace of one lesson per week. Lessons begin with drawing basic shapes and progress to include contour drawings; shading and shadowing; creating highlights; the color wheel; using monochromatic, complementary, and analogous colors in a drawing; shading with color, perspective, drawing in different styles, drawing portraits, creating a pleasing composition and more.

    The lessons are very easy to use. They are accessible from the "lessons" tab at the top of the main screen, or you can jump into Lesson 1 after reading the basic information about the program. Each lesson consists of a teaching portion and a printable student handout for each. The lessons progress down the screen and include an objective for the lesson, the materials needed, and step-by-step instruction through the lesson. Each step is accompanied by an example of what the drawing should approximately resemble at that point, although depending on the skill level of the student, this will vary. The student handouts are typically a visual reference for the student for each lesson. Because the lessons are displayed on a computer, it would be hard for all students to see the subject they are drawing at the same time. Most of the student handouts will need to be printed in color, so you will probably need to have a color printer available to you. As far as supplies go, you will need to gather a few, but they are relatively inexpensive. Each student will need a set of 24 oil pastels, a set of 24 colored pencils, compressed charcoal, willow charcoal, a charcoal pencil, a white drawing pastel, a kneaded eraser, a blending stump, low-tack masking tape, tinted charcoal paper (9" x 12), white drawing paper (9" x 12"), newsprint paper (9" x 12"), and colored construction paper (9" x 12").

    All in all, it's a great basic course that you can use with all of your children at the same time, without the older ones getting bored or the younger ones being frustrated. Everyone can take learn or refine their own skill while working through the lessons. Because the "models" are usually photos included in the lesson material, the students could apply the same techniques to photos of their own selection to expand the lessons or practice further. I think that the CD-ROM format is an interesting choice, but I can see how it is a practical way for everyone to be able to see the lesson without sharing a book, and the student handouts can all be printed which avoids the issue of having student packets or even having to reproduce pages for each student. A lot of concepts are covered here, taught mostly from example and the student's drawing experience. Because the lessons are so straightforward and foundational, I could see a definite advantage in revisiting at least some of them each year, as students grow older and more skillful. The folks at Practical Homeschooling are fans too - The Phonics of Drawing received the first-place award in their Interactive Learning Awards for art. System requirements (PC only) are: Windows 98 or higher, CD-ROM drive. – Jess

  • Item #: 052541
    ISBN: 9781609964726
    Retail: $24.99
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    This multisensory resource book provides basic reading skills instruction using traditional children's melodies orchestrated into a variety of phonics songs (which include guitar or piano chords for the musically inclined). For example, the long vowel song is written to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell". Each unit has a unique song and focuses on a different phonetic skill. Instructions for each unit are included. There are also games and activity suggestions for each unit, although some preparation time for the teacher is needed. Making your own flash cards and cutting various items from construction paper are a couple of examples. Some of the games are geared toward a classroom, but can very easily be adapted to a homeschool setting with one or more children. Challenge exercises are placed throughout the workbook to provide extended practice. This would be a great supplement to a phonics program without worksheets, like Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. Thirty-three reproducible units are included with answers in the back. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 005332
    ISBN: 9781580370691
    Retail: $14.99
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    With phonics just recently making a comeback in the schools, older students may find they have a "gap" in their linguistic knowledge. This worktext attempts to bridge that gap - and in a very interesting way. If your older children missed out on early phonics instruction, this method may help them. This book approaches phonics from the dictionary, since most children of this age, regardless of background, have at least a nodding acquaintance with the dictionary. They begin with alphabetizing and looking more deeply into the dictionary; particularly the pronunciation key, symbols, and phonetic spelling. Building from this base, students begin to recognize consonant sounds and how these sounds make the difference in words that rhyme. Then, short and long vowels are explored, using macrons and breves, along with the discovery of the effect of a silent "e" on a vowel. After this, other vowel combinations are explored in full. For example, all of the sounds that "ea" can stand for are learned together. This is rather like the approach advocated in Reading Reflex. Students learn right from the start that letter combinations can stand for different sounds. From here, the book progresses through consonant blends, consonant digraphs, hard and soft consonant sounds, silent letters, syllabication, suffixes/roots/prefixes, compound words, accented syllables, and the schwa sound. All of this is accomplished through both reading and writing exercises in the worktext (which can be used with minimal involvement on your part). Teacher instructions are included in the front of this worktext with answers in the back.. I think this is not only an interesting approach for "remedial" phonics, but one that makes sense because it builds these new skills from a base of knowledge that children already have.

  • Item #: 032705
    ISBN: 9781592690091
    Retail: $32.95
    Rainbow Price: $21.50

    McRuffy phonics condensed into 98 lessons at a fraction of the cost. This book really packs a punch! It pretty much contains the entire phonics portion of the above McRuffy program K-3 "narrowed a bit" while maintaining the same great already-prepared lesson plans with scripting, word lists, sentence dictation, etc. Brian Davis has done a great job of distilling his program into a handy, easy-to-teach-from phonics manual. Lessons 1-32 correspond to K level, 33-80 are 1st grade and lessons 81-98 are at 2nd grade level. See the larger description to get an idea of the scope and specific skills covered. I'm impressed! What sets this apart from other single-volume phonics programs? First, the extensive teaching instruction contained within each lesson. Second, the inclusion of interactive activities, practice and reinforcement for the presented skills. Every lesson also includes sentence dictation so students can practice encoding as well as decoding the target phonogram. An incredible value for such a solid basic phonics program.

  • Item #: 055631
    ISBN: 9780545776844
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95
  • Item #: 031838
    Retail: $30.99
    Rainbow Price: $26.34

    Lauri® products have been teaching your children for many years, and now they have applied their early learning experience to helping your children with their phonics.

    This 2-drawer heavy-duty storage chest holds 52 Lauri® crepe letters in primary colors (1 each of upper and lower case), 26 double-sided letter cards (3 3/4"x 8"), 2 letter order charts, and an activity guide. Use the cards to learn initial letter sounds, identify letters, or find the missing letters in a sequence. For example a card with a picture of an apple and an acorn says, "Aa is for acorn and apple," and there are two blank lines on which the child is to place the correct upper and lower case letters, or you can let the child place matching letters on a letter order chart. I know this sounds like child's play, but this is the learning that will stay with them. Let Lauri® be your classroom helper! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 030457
    Retail: $39.95
    Rainbow Price: $35.99

    A tactile BINGO game to practice identifying beginning, medial or final sounds in one-syllable (CVC) words. Components are 36 real-life objects representing the BINGO words, 4 laminated BINGO cards, a laminated phonics answer card, and 45 1" x 1.25" plastic letter tiles (consonants in black, vowels in red). Players start with a bingo card and fill each of the blank spaces with an object such as a log, nut, hat or bib. Players select a tile and say the name and the sound of the letter. Each player finds an object that either begins or ends with a consonant or contains the vowel sound. Objects are pictured and spelled on the answer card, helping players correct their answers. A player getting three blank spaces in a row wins, and players can exchange their objects to play another game. Four game variations; objects may vary. For 2-4 players. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 027447
    ISBN: 9780061432040
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

    This set of twelve "I Can Read!" books features Biscuit, the adorable, lovable pup. Each of the 12-page readers has colorful illustrations and simple sentences that students will soon be able to read themselves. Each reader focuses on practicing a specific short vowel sound, with two books for each vowel as well as an introduction reader and a review reader. With all 12 readers stored in a box with a convenient handle, this series will provide good reinforcement for those using any phonics program. Readers measure 5" x 5".

  • Item #: 011116
    ISBN: 9780971787407
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    Drawing live animals can often prove difficult for children (or anybody for that matter!). This art book is completely focused on helping children draw horses. It offers lots of practice, helpful tips, and critiques of other drawings, showing how to draw every piece to scale and shape. Activities range from some writing projects, mazes, complete-the-horse pictures, freehand drawing, to lessons and short exams. Interesting horse information is also included. Plus, the book comes from a Christian publisher and has Bible verses interspersed throughout.

    This book is a revised edition that is higher quality than the original. The same basic lessons and format are presented, but now there are 118 pages of lessons (instead of 102) and many additional pages of blank paper for students to practice drawing. These blank pages are prefaced with tips for keeping a sketchbook. This edition also comes with a set of five "marker cards" for additional assignments. With a new cover and a perfect instead of spiral binding, this edition will have students drawing horses in no time.

  • Item #: 003584
    ISBN: 9781887823388
    Retail: $22.95
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    "For People Who Can't Even Draw a Straight Line," "No Talent Required" - hey, this woman knows me! From Sandra Angelo (Discover Art), comes this easy self study guide and workbook that, using a simple, four-step drawing system, transforms your skills from barely beginner to accomplished artist in a few easy lessons. I like the directions to "begin at the beginning and work your way through the book sequentially," nice and simple. It's full of irreverent pearls of wisdom, like "The race goes not to the hare but the tortoise" and "those who don't give up succeed," and (my personal favorite), "Talent is REALLY not necessary." Sandra gives us a short introduction that would give hope to even the most drawing-challenged person. If you draw for 45 minutes to one hour per day, you can finish this book in 60-90 days (if you're in a hurry to improve). Otherwise, plan on spending longer relative to the amount of time per day you can allocate to drawing. Next, a materials section acquaints us with the "tools of the trade" - some basic equipment we need to gather before jumping in. Then on to the instruction. Some of this book is reminiscent of the Draw Today program, especially the use of grids for beginning artists. As promised, the instruction is super-easy to follow and all the work can be done right in the book. Instruction progresses logically from seeing and drawing shapes, to lines, to shading, creating texture, gradation, hatching, and plenty of good practice in a lengthy additional exercise section. The methods and exercises look great, and, if I didn't have a lot to do..... But, someday, I'll actually have some time each day to use this! In the meantime, I'm hoping many aspiring artists out there will benefit from Sandra's instruction. 150 pgs. in all, with 130 black-and white photos and 25 line drawings - including plenty of "before" and "after" testimonials to show this method really works.

  • Item #: 025491
    ISBN: 9781932210248
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.50
    Begins with pictorial sound and letters chart showing 63 phonemes, then has review of letter sounds, review of short and long vowel "chunks," hard and soft 'c,' hard and soft 'g,' initial consonant digraphs 'ch,' 'sh,' 'th,' 'wh,' final consonant digraphs 'ch,' 'ck,' 'gh,' 'ng,' 'nk,' 'sh,' 'th,' 'tch,' initial and final consonant blends, silent consonants, r-controlled vowels, vowel digraphs 'au,' 'aw,' 'oo' (long and short), 'ew,' 'au,' 'aw,' 'ew,' 'ou,' 'ow,' 'oi,' 'oy,' adding '-ed' and '-ing' (including doubling consonant or removing ending 'e'), adding '-er' and '-est,' plurals, possessives, contractions, compounds, early syllabication, homophones, antonyms, synonyms, alphabetizing.
  • Item #: 037711
    ISBN: 9780316789707
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    Draw faces of people, animals, and strange creatures portraying a variety of different emotions.

  • Item #: 016410
    ISBN: 9780967591902
    Retail: $8.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    Trying to find a good drawing book for your kids? This is a fun, consumable workbook for all ages. While not having you draw anything very complex, it teaches you the basic principles of drawing. The book starts you out with drawing expressions on "happy face" circles, then leads you through overlapping, background, foreshortening, etc. By the end, you're drawing cartoon people. I like this book because it's simple and it shows that anyone can draw.

  • Item #: 029231
    ISBN: 9781844141050
    Retail: $22.75
    Rainbow Price: $18.50
  • Item #: 001907
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $24.75

    Set of 72 reproducible activity sheets to reinforce phonics instruction, created by the author of Phonics for Reading and Spelling. While the cut, color, and paste activities are an excellent complement to that program, the sheets can be used just as effectively alongside any phonics presentation. Each activity page focuses on a different letter or phonogram, and often requires the student to cut out letter and phonogram and pieces and glue them onto other sheets. Instructions and a phonogram pronunciation key with references to the Phonics for Reading: A Primer are included, although the sheets can be used just as effectively alongside any phonics presentation.

  • Item #: 058821
    ISBN: 9781450839815
    Retail: $11.98
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    This would be a fun book for an older sibling to do with a younger sibling. The spiral bound book has 301 illustrated questions tackling key phonics concepts for beginning readers such as letters, vowels, rhyming, hard & soft sounds and blends. Read the questions out loud and ask the little kiddo to point to, name or complete the answer. As you lay the book open, the questions are on the left and answers are on the right – so the design intends for you to fold it over to see only the questions. Questions become harder as you progress through the book. Colorful photos and illustrations on every page make it even more fun! This is a good pick up & put down as needed item to have on hand. Make the most of those in-between moments! pb, 192 pp, 7"x9" (excluding the spiral binding) ~ Sara

  • Item #: 038419
    Retail: $34.95
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

    Includes 110 phonogram cards. Each card features one phonogram on the front, while the back contains is a list of the phonemes or sounds that the phonogram represents, rules of the phonogram and sample words which use that phonogram. Some cards include a section called "Listen & Say." Minimal pairs (dent gent, thaw jaw, tab jab) and contrasting words are used to increase the student's phonemic awareness. 4¼"x 5½".

  • Item #: 019867
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

    Love the title! This remedial phonics teacher guide with correlated student activity sheets can help both teacher and students understand and apply the phonetic code. Part I is the Teacher Guide which is divided into three chapters covering vowels, consonants, and syllables. Each concept is explained, modeled and basic rules are listed, along with any exceptions. Although not comprehensive, the treatment covers all basic digraphs and diphthongs and the seven basic rules for syllabication. Student activity sheets in Part II restate featured rules at the top and allow for application of the skill with a variety of exercises that give enough (but not too much) practice. While phonics is gaining in popularity as a method for teaching reading, many older students received little or no such instruction. Unless they've cracked the "code" independently, running them through a course like this would take very little time or effort for the benefit of exponentially increasing their word-attack skills.

  • Item #: 040180
    ISBN: 9780545651127
    Retail: $23.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    A little something(s) to read together while your child is learning to read independently. These would be perfect to introduce the various sounds (starting with short vowel sounds) to not only reinforce the sound in context, but to practice blending. You might read the text the first time through, then read with your child, letting him read all of the bolded words he can decode plus any remembered sight words. Books are short (8 pages each), small format (about 5.5” square) and illustrated with photographic images. Each book practices a specific sound: six short vowels (a, e, i, o, u, review), six long vowels (a, e, i, o, u, review), three vowel digraphs (ai, ee, oo), six blends (cr, gr, pr, sl, sn, sp), and three digraphs (ch, sh, wh). Vocabulary is (thankfully) controlled (unlike many “readers”), so your child can actually read these himself with little help. A bonus Activity Book contains a page per reader featuring the animal from each (bat for short a, etc.) with simple exercises and a space to draw the animal. Also included in the box are a short parent guide and a set of 16 stickers. A good value for sound learning.

  • Item #: 056220
    ISBN: 9780062223463
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.50
    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Kids will have a great time learning to read with Berenstain Bears Phonics Fun, a twelve-book program written and illustrated in full color by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Each twelve-page book features a Berenstain Bears story with a separate phonics concept. Phonics teaches children the relationship between letters and the sounds they make. A child who has mastered these relationships has an excellent foundation for learning to read and spell. According to the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, a child who has learned phonics has a method to recognize familiar words and "decode" unfamiliar ones. The loving Berenstain Bear family—Mama, Papa, Sister, Brother, and Honey—will make learning these vital pre-reading skills enjoyable for parents and children. The program has been leveled by experts and takes kids through the learning process in clear steps.
  • Item #: 034147
    Retail: $0.00
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    Includes both the sounds of the phonograms in presentation order and in mixed order that can be used for review.

  • Item #: 011138
    ISBN: 9781570915260
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95
    This book, by illustrator Ralph Masiello, helps kids begin drawing through clear, step-by-step picture instructions. While each step is short and simple, the end result is a realistic (fairly detailed) bug. Each bug covers a pair of facing pages - on the left are the directions (starting with a simple shape or line, and then being built up, with the existing lines in black and added lines of each step in red so kids can clearly see what is being done at each step) and on the right is a full page picture of that bug colored realistically with different materials. Just over a dozen different bugs are included. - Melissa
  • Item #: 006824
    ISBN: 9781564729422
    Retail: $1.99
    Rainbow Price: $1.75

    An inexpensive little booklet for reference and "storing" words according to phonetic construct. Twenty-nine page booklets include short vowels, beginning consonant blends, beginning and ending consonant digraphs, ending consonant blends, r- controlled vowels, long vowels, magic "e", vowel digraphs and diphthongs (including other long vowel constructs). Each phonetic construct has a healthy list of words already supplied, plus ample blank lines for recording your own. You may even want to use this for spelling!

  • Item #: 032702
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.60
    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) The Fantastic Portable Illustrating Machine. The fabulous portable drawing kit! With the compact Xoomy kit, budding illustrators can copy all kinds of figures and designs onto paper. You can zoom in on each design and mix and match them with pictures from different theme sheets. Xoomy is really easy to use – a dream come true for aspiring young designers! And when you've finished, you can pack everything away safely and take it with you wherever you go.
  • Item #: 044985
    ISBN: 9780794528423
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.14

    Rather than list this in the drawing section as a drawing book, we are listing it here with the other Usborne Art Ideas books, as it offers the same great range of creative ideas utilizing a number of different mediums – pencil, ink, pastels, paints, etc. While the emphasis is certainly on drawing, the "ideas" include dozens of fun "out of the box" projects that may require/encourage serious drawing skills, a loose doodle style of drawing, or a mix of both. It features the same high quality, colorful pages as the other books in the series and is filled with so many engaging activities that I would be surprised if you skipped any of them! Slightly oversized, hc. 96 pgs. – Melissa

  • Item #: 044963
    ISBN: 9781932971378
    Retail: $8.50
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    This drawing instruction book takes a "learn by doing" approach, offering a progression of drawing exercises to help the art student build his or her skills. It starts with the basics, introducing students to the tools used, providing warm-up exercises, and offering brief explanations of value before the first exercise – drawing a bowl of eggs. The lessons then progress through shape, form and use of shading to show the light source. Specific still life exercises are given that offer students opportunities to draw common objects that are made up of basic shapes. The exercises progress in difficulty here, from tennis balls and fruit (spheres) to boxes, cans of soda, funnels, bottles, light bulbs, household tools, and even a telephone. Movement, texture and pattern are emphasized in the last half of the book and exercises include drawing ribbons, stuffed animals, draped fabric, plants and other household objects that provide opportunities for practice. The last section of the book provides pointers on how to compose a still life, some questions for self-evaluation, a list of suggested art books, and a gallery of student work. Overall, it's an inexpensive and no-nonsense drawing guide. 52 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 045234
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    While I am a little too young to remember Jon Gnagy, I can appreciate good art and good value! The kit includes a black-and-white 64-page instructional book, fifteen 12" x 18" sheets of drawing paper, a 12" x 18" drawing board, 3 sketching pencils, a carbon pencil, a kneaded eraser, a tortillion (or "stomp"), a piece of gray chalk, two pieces of black chalk, and a sandpaper pad. Armed with these materials, it's time to investigate the book, a short course in learning how to draw. The first pages focus on the basics: using your pencil, stomp, and chalk to make different tones. Then you practice drawing lines, shapes, and forms (3-D shapes). A "crash course" on composition and perspective follow. Then you jump into the lessons, which guide you in six or less steps to making a picture, complete with shading and texture. The steps are somewhat lengthy, with the goal being a very realistic, three-dimensional representation. Thankfully, the example drawing progresses with you. The lesson subjects increase in complexity, incorporating more complex shapes and a range of subject matter, including pumpkins, a steamboat, snow-covered landscape, a Great Dane, and a Mexican boy. The end of the book provides guidance on drawing the human figure in action. While I have some issues with the layout and readability of the book (all instructions are in three languages, which makes every page seem crowded), this is the only kit I have seen that includes all of your supplies, gets you up and running quickly, and emphasizes shading to produce a "finished" look. – Jess

  • Item #: 029223
    ISBN: 9781844141524
    Retail: $66.50
    Rainbow Price: $51.95
  • Item #: 029726
    ISBN: 9780941995184
    Retail: $9.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    Long a standard for phonics instruction, this CD-ROM version of the Alpha-Phonics program includes the complete book along with both the written and audio instructions by the author, Sam Blumenfeld. As faithfully as possible, the book is translated into a computer format. All 128 Alpha-Phonics lessons appear exactly as they are in the book. One interesting feature of the program is that keyboarding is not needed (as "hunt and peck" typing is not encouraged) - only a mouse. This program can be either used in conjunction with the Alpha-Phonics book or independently. System requirements: Windows 95 - XP. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 032722
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.04
    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) The Fantastic Portable Illustrating Machine. The fabulous portable drawing kit! With the compact Xoomy kit, budding illustrators can copy all kinds of figures and designs onto paper. You can zoom in on each design and mix and match them with pictures from different theme sheets. Xoomy is really easy to use – a dream come true for aspiring young designers! And when you've finished, you can pack everything away safely and take it with you wherever you go.